About this online resource

The aim of this resource is to create essential materials to support teachers who are covering the topic of violent extremism and provide practical information and advice to support the delivery of the 'Learning together to be safe toolkit' in schools.

This resource provides an overview of the topic of violent extremism, drawing on local and recent manifestations in order to help students identify and protect themselves from the dangers of violent extremism.

It contains materials which teachers can use to stimulate discussion and debate in the class room as well as a practical guide to delivering this material in a safe and non offensive manner.

This project aims to deliver on the following objectives from the 'Learning together to be safe toolkit':

  • Understand how an extremist narrative which can lead to harm can be challenged by staff in schools; and model to pupils how diverse views can be heard, analysed, and challenged in a way which values freedom of speech and freedom from harm.
  • Understand how to prevent harm to pupils by individuals, groups or others who promote violent extremism, and manage risks within the school.
  • Increase the resilience of pupils and of school communities through helping pupils acquire skills and knowledge to challenge extremist views, and promoting and ethos and values that promotes respect for others.
  • Use teaching styles and curriculum opportunities which allow grievances to be aired, explored and demonstrate the role of conflict resolution and active citizenship.

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Resource 1

Awareness and Definitions

Purpose(s) of lesson in relation to extremism and the Toolkit.

  • Create a personal aspect to the topic.
  • Look at relationship between emotions and behaviour.
  • Introduce the terms extremism and violent extremism; the CP - service definition and set the term in different contexts.

Contents

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Resource 2

Why and How

Purpose(s) of lesson in relation to extremism and the Toolkit.

  • Identify why and how people are recruited into extremst activity.
  • Introduce the 'narrative' used by extremist groups and relate to young people's experience of persuasive narratives.
  • Consider myths and stereotypes relevant to violent extremism.

Contents

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Resource 3

Where's the line?

Purpose(s) of lesson in relation to extremism and the Toolkit.

  • Identify current legal parameters regarding behaviour considered to be extremist.

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Resource 4

What it is to be British

Purpose(s) of lesson in relation to extremism and the Toolkit.

  • To personalise the concept of Britishness for all young people.
  • To set 'community cohesion' in context.

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Resource 5

Why is all this important for me?

  • To highlight the risks all young people face in relation to extremist activity
  • To highlight internal (school or other group) communication channels with reference to extremism concerns.
  • To highlight support groups relevant for young people with extremism concerns.

Contents

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